Eucosma hohenwartiana
Eucosma hohenwartiana
Adult • Gait Barrows NNR, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

49.266 BF1200
Eucosma hohenwartiana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 11-23 mm.

A fairly common species over most of Britain except for parts of Scotland, inhabiting dry, open and grassy areas.

The larvae feed inside the flowerheads of knapweed (Centaurea) and saw-wort (Serratula). In Centaurea nigra the larvae may be confused with the very similar larvae of Eucosma cana.

A single-brooded species with a flight period from June to August.
back to top

ProCache: v317 Render date: 2018-07-07 17:36:40 Page render time: 0.3103s Total w/ProCache: 0.3822s